Month: March 2012

Freakout Friday!


Yo, Yo!  So I was up this morning at 5am after what I assume was a nightmare and tried to write this post before but just couldn’t get it done…writer’s block I guess.  I got a few notes for you to get that weekend started off ‘on the good foot’ as James Brown would say.  woooooordddd.

Rob Swift Roc’s for Roc Raida

Big shouts to Adam’s World Blog  for always letting me jack his site content!

When someone passes away we can mourn them, celebrate their life, or do a little bit of both. For DJ Rob Swift, he decided it was time to celebrate the life of his friend Roc Raida, who passed away in 2009 from cardiac arrest. The project Swift has put together, titled Roc For Raida, features both the music and the thoughts on the fallen X-Ecutioners member. Swift describes it as “a really honest and genuine representation of Roc Raida the artist, the person, the human being.” Not only that, Swift is convinced that Roc had a hand in putting it together, and he told me the interesting story of how. In addition to discussing how the album came to fruition, Swift also shared his ideas on how we as a community stay positive despite so many of our peers passing away, and he revealed the one rapper who’s brain he’d love to pick.

Read the full interview at RapReviews.com.

D-Sisive ‘Ghetto Bastard’

If you are unfamiliar with Naughty by Nature’s 1991 hit ‘Ghetto Bastard’ you are not much of a Hip-Hop fan, or at least haven’t been one for very long…yeah, yeah I know there’s tons of artists out there and all, but there are just some songs that you should at least have heard of.  This is one of them and Canadian MC D-Sisive does an incredible job capturing the emotional feeling of this song in a completely different context.  DOOOOPE!

and if you are unfamiliar with the original track here’s the video…Ohh Yo! MTV Raps! I miss you

FIN

Whuttup Wednesday!


Hiyoooo!!!  Still recovering from SXSW and for those who were at the parties I rocked (Indie Showcase and Fake Four Showcase!) as well as just in Austin in general you know how majickal it was…Nuff said.  I want to give a HUGE shout out to my brother from another mother HW for being my co-pilot and roll dog for the whole trip, I couldn’t have done it with out you homie!  Soooo much This American Life…if you haven’t peeped the show live or in podcast form you are missing out.  Shouts to Ira Glass for being a broadcast giant.  If you would like to see some funny quotes and video of the trip check HW’s Tumblr page HERE.  Now on with the show…

This week I have two items that are banging in my boombox these days along with a remix by me that was finished on the road in Baton Rouge (thanks for the couch Sara, hope your roomie is not too pissed about it still).  So let’s get down on the get down, shall we?

PremRock & Willie Green: Reassembled

The NYC up and comers and homies PremRock & Willie Green have had a decent amount of buzz about their incredible debut album as a duo and they have enlisted the help of all their producer friends to give Willie a break and give you a fantastic new record in the form of PremRock & Willie Green: Reassembled featuring the talents of producers such as Dirt E. Dutch, Nasa and Blockhead so you know it’s dopesauce…plus it comes with all the instrumentals too!  Click the cover above to check the bandcamp page for it and grab yourself a copy ASAP!    Also as an extra bonus for you, I will give you FREE a copy of my remix that sadly was not in time for Willie to master because of SXSW prep and various life whatknots…BOO!  DJ HALO, BOO!  yeah, yeah I know…

PremRock & Willie Green ft. Open Mic Eagle – Jogger (HALO Remix)

Treasure Fingers ‘Rooftop Revival’ EP

 Another banger of an EP from the good folks at Scion A/V this time from Brooklyn based electro master and Fool’s Gold fam, Treasure Fingers.  Six tracks of total insanity on the dance floor with the original by Treasure Fingers and 5 (count them!) 5 remixes by some of the best producers around these days.  I would highly recommend a listen and DL, it’s FREE what do you have to lose?

Ruff Mix Monday Baton Rouge Edition


Hoooolllleerrr!!!  So I am down in Baton Rouge, LA with the homie HW enroute to SXSW where we will be performing tomorrow at the Indie 512 Music Showcase and I will be rocking at the Fake Four Showcase the next day, both @ 512 Rooftop in Austin, TX.  Peep the flyers for how incredible these events are going to be…

As you can imagine I am pretty excited to get into Austin tomorrow…but for now what I have for you is a great new FREE Brother Ali EP, audio from the crypts of my WPKN show archives and a few whatknots to help you waste time at work…you can thank me later in whatever manner you feel is warranted: kiss on the cheek, punch in the face, jig in the neck, just the tip, whatever…aiight enough foreplay, let’s get to the heavy petting!

Brother Ali ‘The Bite Marked Heart’

Brand new Brother Ali!  So new in fact that I haven’t even had the chance to give it a good day in court, but it’s Ali so I can’t imagine it being bad.  If it is bad please comment so that peeps know!  Seven tracks of total awesomeness (I assume) from the Rhymesayers staple and one (yes, I know more) of the most badass albino rappers in the game today.  Jeah!

Audio from the crypts: WPKN Archives

I dug up a few shows of note from this past fall, so now you you can DL them and relive the hilarity over and over again…FOR FREE.  There are no free lunches, but this will only cost your time, a few salty tears from the laughing, and tighter abs from the laughing as well.  Thank me later…

Six Feet Deep ft. Rikki

Brought my sister Rikki in to help relaunch Six Feet Deep at it’s new time slot (8-11pm alt Wednesdays on wpkn 89.5fm and www.wpkn.org) and much laughs and silliness was had.  Check the family chemistry, jealous your sister isn’t this cool?  Thought so…

Random fill in show from 2010

I just stumbled across this show audio in my HD when I was doing a bit of housekeeping, uhhh enjoi.

Six Feet Deep: Pre-Thanksgiving Edition ft. DestructoMuse

Before stuffing your faces with Turkey Day goodness, I figured it would be a nice gesture I would stuff your ears with sonic goodies to keep you in tune until your family shows up.  Aaaaannnd I brought along my partner in crime DestructoMuse to help out with the music selection, opinions & frivolity!  After you are done laughing at the show, peep this video also recommend by DestructoMuse HERE.

Random Debris

While HW and I have been on the road I have giving him about a million quotables and some pretty hilarious video as well…peep game right here and continue to follow his tumblr for more HALO mayhem as well as his sensitive and thoughtful raps and rantings.

HW Tumblr